ira at rempt.xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 13 15:44:54 EDT 2000
On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Nat Case wrote:
> In Diane Duane's case, While I am still very fond of her, I
> though the "So You Want to be a Wizard series was weakened by the
> last book, which got rather theological towards the end, again as a
> character achieved a higher consciousness.
The same goes for the Door Into... series, though the fourth and last
book hasn't even come out. I loved the first and especially the
second (thanks, Jessie!), but the third, while it was fascinating,
suffered from what my husband calls "a surfeit of greatness".
> There is an unfortunate quality I think almost any devout author
> (heck, any author period) acquires when they get too close to looking
> the Divine right in the face. Especially when they lean on teachings
> instead of their own experience. As if at some point the writers
> imagination fails to encompass the writing as thoroughly as it did
> when it was written closer to home.
Or they get carried away by the Divine in the case that it *is* their
own experience, or an interpretation of their own experience, which I
suspect is the case with Diane Duane.
> I remember in not-directly-religious way being left disappointed with
> Phyllis Naylor's York Trilogy. I thought at the time that she just
> set up a wonderful metaphoric web and then didn't know how to resolve
Should read that, but it's hard to get over here. The library doesn't
have it (I'm tempted to say "of course"; they've ordered Harry
Potter, though :-) and imported books are so expensive with the low
rates of the euro that I don't want to buy a whole trilogy (or even
the first book) that I don't know if I'll like.
> I haven't re-read Narnia in many years; maybe it's time.
Same here. When I've finished the to-read pile...
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
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